Immediately after the end of the film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever only had one scene left. Plus, he wasn’t the guy we’d previously enjoyed seeing in the closing scenes of MCU movies. The movie’s only mid-credits scene wasn’t fun and didn’t foreshadow the next episode. Wakanda Forever’s dramatic and unexpected final scene ensured that a vital legacy will continue to be carried on in the franchise.
T’Challa’s Legacy Continues
After shuri burns the formal clothes she wore at T’Challa’s funeral, Nakia surprises her with the arrival of her son in what is arguably one of the most touching MCU mid-credits scenes to date. day.
Turns out she gave birth to King T’Challa’s son shortly after the blip. Before Thanos’ formidable snap, the two also had time to consider that it would be best for their son to grow up outside of Wakanda, safe from the kingdom’s demands.
He shares his father’s name, which makes the situation even more powerful. T’Challa’s legacy continues and one day he could take on the role of Black Panther.
Azari, a new Young Avenger who appears in the comics, is the son of T’Challa and Storm. He possesses both his mother’s electrokinesis and his father’s heart-shaped herb skills.
Marvel Studios probably isn’t explicitly adopting Azari, if at all, given how unconventional the character is.
Since her ability to control lightning, like her mother does, depends on Storm being in the MCU. This is obviously not the path they were able to follow with the MCU. But given that he’s a legacy character from his youth, he could probably join the MCU’s Young Avengers.
There’s also this theory that he might be positioned to essentially take on T’Challa’s role in the MCU by the time he’s grown up. It could benefit from another big time jump that Marvel Studios is planning, much like Cassie Lang done in The Snap.
In this way, when the The MCU finally decides to introduce the X-Men, he can grow alongside a young Storm. T’Challa and Storm could finally be a couple, like in the comics.